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Extension Advisory Council

We have board openings!

Duties/responsibilities:

Advises the CSU Extension Office regarding its program efforts and budget decisions. Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Extension programs including: 4-H youth development, livestock, horticulture, agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and nutrition education. Serves as a communication link between legislators, commissioners and residents.

Time Commitment:

Two hours per month; the council meets bi-monthly at noon.

Qualifications Needed:

Varies on positions available. For 4-H related positions, the ideal candidate would have experience in youth development. For crop sciences and agriculture positions, a background in agriculture is necessary.

Current Openings:

One (1) media representative - An individual with knowledge of the media market in Weld County and Northern Colorado who can advise Extension on how to promote its programs to the public.

One (1) livestock representative - An individual involved in a farming or ranching enterprise that includes
livestock production.

To learn more and to apply, please visit our Boards and Commissions page under the Government tab at www.weldgov.com. Questions? Contact Karla Ford at 970-336-7204 or at kford@weldgov.com.  You can download the Extension Advisory Board Flyer.​


African Swine Fever and Secure Pork Supply Workshop

Wednesday April 24, 2019

10:00am - 3:00pm (lunch will be served)

Morgan County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building

750 Ellsworth Street
Brush, CO 80723

Please click the link below to RSVP by Wednesday April 10, 2019!
https://forms.gle/1x6AgkgcnzRHeRfX6

Agenda:

10:00 - Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Keith Roehr, Colorado State Veterinarian

10:30 - African Swine Fever and National Pork Board Efforts
Dr. Dave Pyburn, National Pork Board

12:00 - Lunch

12:30 - Secure Pork Supply Overview
Colorado Department of Agriculture

1:00 - 3:00 Facilitated Tabletop Discussion

If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please feel free to contact Maggie Baldwin at the Colorado Department of Agriculture. 303-869-9132, maggie.baldwin@state.co.us.


Mediterranean Diet Classes

Many long-term health benefits have been associated with following a Mediterranean lifestyle, including weight loss, reduced blood pressure and cholesterol, and reduced risk for various chronic diseases. Yet, it is not about cutting calories and restricting foods like many popular Diet trends in America today. Learn more about the Mediterranean lifestyle by attending the FREE workshop hosted by Amber Webb, Weld County Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent. You’ll also learn how to make fresh, home-made hummus, salad dressing and get to sample them as well. Recipes will also be available! Find a class near you:

  • April 16 in Evans – 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Riverside Library. Visit www.evanscolorado.gov to register.
  • April 24 in Fort Lupton – 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Lupton Library. Call 303-857-7180 to register.
  • April 30 in Hudson – 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Hudson Library. Call 303-536-4550 to register.
  • July 8 in Eaton – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Eaton Library. Call 970-454-2189 to register.

The Basics of Preserving Food Safely Class

Do you get frustrated when your produced spoils before you have the chance to eat it? Have you passed on a great deal of box of peaches or tomatoes at the farmers market because didn’t know what do with all of it? Have you wanted to pickle your backyard cucumbers just like your grandma, but don’t feel confident about it? Or have you heard that food preservation is coming back in popularity and want to give it a try? Amber Webb, Weld County Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent will be teaching food preservation and preparation workshops throughout the year. You will learn valuable skills and gain confidence with in these hands-on community workshops.

To get the 2019 season started, Amber will be offering a Basics of Preserving Food Safely Lesson Saturday, April 27 at the Weld County Extension Office, 525 N. 15th Avenue, Greeley, CO from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. There will be an overview of three methods: canning, freezing and dehydrating. Learn about equipment needed and the best methods for different foods. Tastings included!

Class is FREE – Registration required at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-basics-of-preserving-food-safely-tickets-59967681951


Growing and Preserving Herbs Class

One of the easiest and enjoyable ways to add more flavor to your meals is to grow your own fresh herbs! In this class we will discuss how to grow herbs at home whether you have space in the ground, or only have room for a few small pots. We’ll also cover how to use fresh herbs in your cooking, and how to preserve them so you can enjoy herbs all winter!

Co-presented by Amber Webb, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent and Amy Lentz, Horticulture/Agriculture Agent.

June 14th in Eaton - 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Eaton Library. Call 970-454-2189 to register.


Weld County, Colorado Master Gardeners

Flower garden with watering pot

Send your garden questions to:

Email Address: weldmastergardeners@outlook.com

Website: www.weldmastergardeners.org








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